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McCain aide to quit -- he likes Obama

May 21, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Mark McKinnon, a media strategist for presumptive Republican presidential candidate John McCain, said he was leaving because it seemed virtually certain that Barack Obama would be the Democrats' nominee.

When the Texas-based McKinnon signed on with McCain, he sent a memo to the campaign saying he would not oversee media strategy if Obama was McCain's opponent.

He told Cox News Service last June that electing Obama "would send a great message to the country and the world" and he would not work against him.

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